Purity
Purity 1.10
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Purity (formerly known as MacDust) is the next revolutionary step in data hygiene. Purity performs many tasks that take away your precious time. It removes hard to get at files, unnecessary files, and files you might have even forgotten about!
What's New
Version 1.10:
  • Removed Sparkle
  • Goodbye.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Purity User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(9)
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+119
Timi (developer) commented on 03 Feb 2012
This version was released a long time ago, I updated the MacUpdate link to a mediafire download. Save it!
[Version 1.10]

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+147
Gregm replied on 03 Feb 2012
Thanks for making it available again!
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Negritude commented on 08 Dec 2011
This program is dead. Here is what happened to the developer:

http://timi.me/pages/about
[Version 1.09]


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+4

Ibigmac reviewed on 04 Sep 2011
New Version Purity v1.10 since 22 August available on Developer page
[Version 1.09]

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Gregm replied on 19 Nov 2011
Developer page *and* download links are dead --- "This domain has expired". Is 1.09 or 1.0 available somewhere else?
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Ibigmac replied on 22 Nov 2011
@Gregm: Ups Developer page is now dead. If you like, use Firefox with Better Privacy Add-on. It will do nearly the same, perhaps better. I think, it will work for Safari too. The reason therefor I´ve forgotten.
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MiceLeez reviewed on 04 Jul 2011
Is Purity the developer of CCleaner? Sounds familiar.
I took a trial and decide to keep it. Handy cleaner for Mac!
[Version 1.09]


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+245

Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 27 May 2011
Wanted to try this as a cookie manager, but it lacks support for Firefox 4 and Chromium and does not differentiate between cookies from websites that are e.g. in your bookmarks folder. Nice app - but lots of room for improvement.
[Version 1.08]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 27 May 2011
This was supposed to be a 3 star review. MU gave it 5. Hm... review editing would be nice I guess.
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+119
Timi (developer) replied on 19 Jun 2011
It was never intended to be a cookie manager. Purity is for quickly cleaning out large amounts of data. Giving it any kind of star rating (three or five) would be unfair from because you didn't quite grasp what the app is for.

I will look into Firefox 4 cleaning, but since nobody had brought it up previously I'm starting to think all interest in this project has vanished.
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-2

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 21 Jun 2011
Timi, thanks for the Firefox 4 support. And with already 350 downloads in one day it does not look like there is no interest in this project. Please keep it alive. Very helpful, imo.
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+44

Sgt-Bob-IE reviewed on 13 Jan 2011
Very handy for saving a bit of space on your hard drive.

Has plenty of options, and the developer always seems to adding new things to clear.

Of course it is not a replacement for onyx, but I find myself running this more than onyx for clearing off the application logs.
[Version 1.08]


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+1

+80
greatwave commented on 11 May 2010
It's a freeware http://free.purityapp.com/ .

Easy to use, good job Mike.
[Version 1.04.1]


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Fargone commented on 19 Oct 2009
I downloaded and ran this thing yesterday, and thereafter am beset with a host of problems on my MacBook (Leopard; 2008):

-Yahoo mail doesn't load correctly
-Ditto, Gmail
-Screen colors on my favorite online game (Settlers of Catan) are now minus resolution, and with bizarre colors that I barely recognize as indicating the 5 basic Resources essential to the game
-A few regularly-browsed sites will not load at all

This blows large. I've resorted to using Private Browsing, as at least I can use my computer.

Does anyone know what driver(s) I can load, for to fix this manifold problem?

Avoid downloading/running MacDust.
[Version 3.16]

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Timi (developer) replied on 12 Nov 2009
MacDust could not have caused any of these problems. Cleaning cookies, history, or any other browser related item can not cause Yahoo and/or Gmail to act up, these webmail services would merely replace their cookie.
All cleaning functions are hard-coded, so to remove a file MacDust must be told where it is. I've never heard of these two games (Settlers of Catan) and as such MacDust would not be able to touch them.
Your problems have not been caused by MacDust as they are impossible due to permissions, or just not programmed in.
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+2

+101

Denny reviewed on 17 Aug 2009
This is a nice little app. Cleanly designed, functional, and to the point. I really like the fact it gives me ONE place to clean up & delete wasteful files and caches. The developer seems to be on top of this one, and is doing updates. I do know this, it's a STUPENDOUS BUY for only $9!
[Version 3.14]


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+10
MCD3 commented on 13 Apr 2009
Cache-Out is also free and does the same

Applejack does a complete system repair AND removes caches, logs and swap files
free

Not everyone knows you can reset browsers-BUT-if an app does it-one should be warned-
esp if both cookies AND bookmarks go away
[Version 3.08]

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+119
Timi (developer) replied on 20 Apr 2009
I looked up Cache Out, it doesn't do anywhere close to as much as MacDust does.
Cache Out also requires admin authentication, which MacDust does not - because MacDust is more safe. MacDust is meant to clean out local files and save you space, not clean out system files.

I also looked up AppleJack. That's not even close to what MacDust is for.

Please stop going around giving everyone who makes shareware negative ratings.
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akrobat replied on 05 May 2009
"Please stop going around giving everyone who makes shareware negative ratings. "

Quite funny coming from you. Your own reviews of shareware, especially those that compete with your dusty app are pretty harsh.
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PorkPieHat had trouble on 07 Jun 2010
Purity is a nice app. However, the Crash Logs section is confusing. When I click it, several crash logs are listed, but I cannot select more than one at a time, and even when I select just one I am not able to do anything with it -- neither the Save nor Delete icons change in any way, so I cannot delete or save it. It can't even display a selected crash log. What is the purpose of it?
[Version 1.04.2]

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+119
Timi (developer) replied on 07 Jun 2010
Which OS are you running?
When you select a log, the Save and Delete buttons should become enabled and the contents of the log should be displayed in the text box to the right.
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PorkPieHat commented on 08 Jun 2010
I'm running 10.6.3 on a 2.4 GHz Core2Duo Unibody 13" MacBook with 4 GB of RAM, and Purity is working fine on it now. I guess it was just a one-off behavior the first time I ran it right after installing it, because Crash Logs works as expected now. Oddly though, all of the crash logs that appeared before but which I couldn't access are gone now, there's just one that occurred afterward and I can access it just fine. I guess all the things in Crash Logs that I was trying to do the first time actually worked (including deleting all the crash logs), but Purity or my OS was acting strangely because I had just run all the other functions of Purity.

Thanks for your quick response though!

+43

OsloX rated on 03 Feb 2012

[Version 1.10]



Capthiro rated on 24 Jan 2012

[Version 1.09]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 1.09]



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Ezaura rated on 03 Nov 2011

[Version 1.09]



MSU rated on 21 Jun 2011

[Version 1.09]



+245

Monkeyjunkey rated on 27 May 2011

[Version 1.08]


Downloads:46,000
Version Downloads:3,190
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:03 Jul 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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